Construction worker hit by crane, falls 15 feet

Man breaks both legs in accident

Published On: Nov 17 2012 10:42:49 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 18 2012 12:37:03 AM EST
MIAMI -

A construction worker broke both of his legs when he fell 15 to 20 feet from a work site Saturday.

It happened at Northwest 12th Avenue and 6th Street after the man was hit by a crane, authorities said.

The man was pouring concrete before the fall.

Miami Fire Rescue's technical rescue team brought the man down from the structure.

"He actually did have a safety harness on. His boots and everything were found on the scene. We created our own harness to verify the safety factor was there and we removed him safely with our equipment," said Captain David Nunez from Miami Fire Rescue.

The construction worker was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Authorities said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was called to investigate the accident, which is standard procedure.

PHOTOS: Rescue crews move man hit by crane

Published On: Nov 17 2012 04:45:29 PM EST

Miami Fire Rescue's technical rescue team brings a man to safety after he is hit by a crane, falls 15 to 20 feet, and suffers two broken legs.

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